Andrea Trudeau

Library Information Specialist, Alan B. Shepard Middle School/Deerfield District 1

Andrea Trudeau, M.S.Ed., NBCT, is AASL's 2020 Frances Henne Award recipient, a PhD student at NIU in Instructional Technology, and a 23-year veteran in education with her most recent role as a self-proclaimed no-"shh" librarian at Alan B. Shepard Middle School in Deerfield, Illinois. She has transformed her school's library into an active learning commons, which embraces creativity, collaboration, risk-taking, and fun! Most importantly, Andrea firmly believes that the library is the heart of the school, and she works diligently to help all those in her school community feel welcome, valued, and connected.